”Our brand identities are a reflection of the promises we make to consumers every day. Trademarks are an extension of that promise."
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 12, 2013
Gravity Defyer® Corporation today announced that it is extending their lawsuit against Under Armour® Inc. to include 15 online retailers from allegedly infringing upon Gravity Defyer® Corporation’s registered G Defy® trademark.
In addition to Under Armour, Inc, a Maryland Corporation, new defendants are to include: Finish Line, Inc., an Indiana corporation; Footlocker, Inc., a New York corporation; Nordstrom Inc., a Washington corporation; Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a New York corporation; Champs Sports, Inc., a New York corporation; Sport Chalet, Inc., a California corporation; Amazon.com, Inc., a Washington corporation; Zappos IP, Inc., a Nevada corporation; Backcountry.com, Inc., a Utah corporation; Rogan’s Shoes Inc., a California corporation; Road Runner Sports Retail, Inc., a California corporation; MonkeySports, Inc., a California corporation; Holabird Sports, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Eastbay, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation; Dodds Shoe Company, Inc., a Wyoming corporation; and does 1-9, inclusive, defendants (as actual names have not yet been disclosed/discovered).
The case was filed April 4, 2013 in United Stated District Court Central District of California (Case No. CV-13-01842-JAK(JCGx) and amends the complaint of Thursday, March 14, 2013, (Gravity Defyer Corporation v. Under Armour Inc et al, Case Number:2:13-cv-01842-JAK-JCG).
Gravity Defyer® Corporation’s original filing for the trademark dates to July 2, 2009. The G Defy® trademark has been used to distinguish the company’s Pro-Sport line of shock absorbing footwear from its Gravity Defyer® casual and dress lines that feature the same shock absorbing sole technology. Since 2006, Gravity Defyer® has published extensively using the trademarked name in magazine, catalog, tv, radio and internet advertising. Gravity Defyer®, has been shipping G Defy® Pro Line products since mid 2009 and has expanded the G Defy® family with additional products including those featuring the Versoshock® I, Versoshock® II and VS2W Versoshock® soles.
Gravity Defyer® Corporation alleges that Under Armour® has intentionally created a sound-alike product name in order to mislead consumers and substitute its product for that sought by consumers through search engines and in various online and social media outlets.
“Gravity Defyer® has grown through providing a unique footwear solution that absorbs the harmful shock that may cause pain in your feet, knees, hips and back. Under Armour has become famous by providing superior fitness apparel,” said Paul Colemen, senior vice president and CFO, Gravity Defyer®. ”Our brand identities are a reflection of the promises we make to consumers every day. Trademarks are an extension of that promise.”
With its lawsuit, Gravity Defyer® is seeking injunctive relief to prevent Under Armour® from copying Gravity Defyer® Corporation's G Defy® trademark. For more information on the Gravity Defyer® G Defy® product line, please visit http://www.GravityDefyer.com
About Gravity Defyer® Corporation
Gravity Defyer®, redefines comfort by applying advanced footwear technology to every shoe they make. They make standing, walking and running on hard surfaces like concrete, brick and tile seems pillow soft. Information about Gravity Defyer® can be found at http://www.Gravity Defyer.com.
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